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|4 days 18 hours ago||I wouldn't care about what||
I wouldn't care about what they did so much if the private school they set up was legit academically. The problem is it looks like it was a terrible school with hardly any real education going on. I think it is absolutely terrible to use kids like this, leaving them with no option other than football afterwards.They owe these kids to leave them in better state.
|4 days 19 hours ago||I want to note that this is||
I want to note that this is the richest school district in the entire Northwest. This school district encompasses ultra-rich neighborhoods like Medina, which is home to Bill Gates. There is a lot of people with enough money to not even think twice about throwing tens of thousands of dollars to the football program. The booster program is pretty scary.
However, it is great for raising kids as school bonds never fail to pass. Just spent $250 million to rebuild one of the high schools and it is fantastic.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Nope, sent out to every||
Nope, sent out to every parent in the school district. This is actually second such email. He sent out one last week talking about the report that is about to be released. That email did not go over well as the boosters accused the super of taking an aggressive stance. This is turning out to be quite the drama.
|4 days 19 hours ago||No Comment||
|4 days 20 hours ago||Just got this email from Super this morning...||
This is a somber day. In our service as educators we are fully committed to supporting and protecting our students. This belief is paramount in the work I do daily. We believe in our students and we strive to build partnerships with our parents in support of our students. We also strive to build positive relationships within our community based on trust and caring. I recognize that trust is shaken in times like this.
I want to acknowledge the unintended, but very real impact the WIAA investigation has had on individuals and members of our community. During the course of the investigation, concerns of racism in the investigative approach were issued, and members of the community called on us to halt the investigation. While we communicated these concerns to the WIAA, the investigation continued. As superintendent I am deeply concerned that my actions did not go far enough to support students who felt the investigation was racially biased.
It is clear to me that students and families have been hurt due to the investigation. I also understand that for many of our racially diverse families, the public discourse and concern of racial bias extends beyond the Bellevue High School football program and has caused pain to those not even associated with the program. To those members of our community I also want to extend my apologies.
The WIAA report obviously contains information that requires immediate attention. At the same time, there are areas that we will look into more thoroughly as recommended in the report.
We know how important athletics are to our students. We believe in the importance of fair play and rules. We are committed to working with the league and the WIAA as we move forward
Through the public records process the district is releasing a redacted copy of the WIAA report on the investigation. The public copy of the report is redacted so that the identities of former and current students cannot be easily identified. I feel very strongly that we should do everything we can to protect our students and see that they are not harmed as a result of this report. We have set up a dedicated email address – [email protected]- that people can use on this specific issue and we will be reviewing everyone’s input.
Included with our release is our initial response with comments and concerns about the investigation and report.
I do want to be clear that we take this report very seriously and we have the responsibility to offer a more detailed and specific response and appropriate actions in the next few days.
This includes a more detailed review of pertinent documents to determine if there were WIAA rule violations and the report of findings to the KingCO conference for review and action. This is according to WIAA rules.
In addition, I am committed to making every effort to rebuild divisions in the community where they exist and restore faith in leadership where there are doubts. I became an educator to make a difference in the lives of students. I believe in our students and know that as superintendent I have the responsibility to create an environment that allows each student to succeed. I take my responsibility very seriously, and recognize that I am accountable to our students, staff, parents and Board of Directors.
I will not be answering any questions about the contents of the report today. I realize that people will have strong opinions about the allegations, how the investigation was conducted, the actions of people that were investigated, the contents of the report, and what actions should be taken. I urge everyone to exercise restraint and respect for all members of our Bellevue community as we move forward. Over the next few weeks we will continue to communicate with the public on the progress of our next steps in this process.
Dr. Tim Mills
|1 week 5 days ago||I have experienced this||
I have experienced this myself. I woke up and could not move. I try to speak and nothing would come out. I felt like something was holding me down and felt someone watching just beyond the door. I really freaked out, until I read about the phenomena and how common it is. Only experienced it once, though.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||We are no longer in position||
We are no longer in position to dispense holier-than-thou attitude anymore. Most people on this site don't seem to care.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I have a 2007 Jaguar XK||
I have a 2007 Jaguar XK convertible. I've had had other convertibles and faster cars, but the beauty of this car inspires me every time I drive it.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||This message is for ACE||
Since we are talking about Paramus... Ace, can you please get Brian to pronounce "Paramus" correctly? He says it like "Cannibis", but the emphasis should be on the first vowel, like "PUH-ramus". The way he says it is almost as bad as when he says "Lewan".
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Spoiler Alert||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||You mean you COULDNT care||
You mean you COULDN'T care less...
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I don't know how anyone could||
I don't know how anyone could view that game and think QB's looked uncomfortable. I was extremely impressed with the poise and composure that all QB's displayed. They are lightyears ahead from the last couple of years where you can sense overwhelming panic from those guys in the same situations. Both Speight and Morris displayed excellent pocket awareness and very good footwork to buy space within the pocket. All of them threw very pretty balls even under pressure. This is NOTHING like some of the poor QB form that we saw before Harbaugh got here.
I mean Morris threw some balls high, but most were trying to go over the defenders and away where the receiver still had a chance. That bomb he threw to the back pylon was one of the prettiest passes I have seen in awhile. Morris was pressured, he shifted a couple of times to buy time and threw a bomb effortlessly that came out like a cannon. He put it almost in stride for the receiver and the trailing corner had no chance, only the safety could reach it (and with speed like Dymonte). That was friggin impressive!
I would say I would be fine with any of these guys starting. I would say the floor has been raised to a point where I would expect all of these guys to perform at average B1G QB level at worst. Who knows what the ceiling is? I am very satisfied with the progress that these guys are making.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think folks in||
I don't think folks in medical scholarship glass house should be throwing stones...
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I have Comcast cable and||
I have Comcast cable and internet and I pay $99/month (plus tax& fees). With that, I get BTN, ESPN, and HBO. Pretty much everything I want from cable. I am pretty happy with it.
The key is having your own hardware, modem and set top boxes. Those fees really pile up fast.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I know most of you don't care||
I know most of you don't care about agronomy, but this is a no brainer from the maintenance point of view. The grass is still recovering from winter and is busy growing and producing seeds. In the fall, they are mature and beginning the dormant stage where they can handle the stress better and you have winter and spring to try to recover. Putting this kind of stress in spring would drive the superintendents to quit.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||So, you are saying we all owe||
So, you are saying we all owe an apology to Saban?
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||I would we have standings to||
I would we have standings to complain about any other program, no matter how shady they are. We might as well go full Ole Miss.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||If it quacks like a duck an||
If it quacks like a duck an walks like a duck, it is a duck, no matter how much you hope against it.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||It would be one thing if||
It would be one thing if these medical scholarships were announced right after the season, opening scholarships to recruit for. It is another thing all together to announce this after oversigning by three and conveniently announce these openings. If you criticized Saban for doing the exact same thing, then you should not be excusing Harbaugh now. But I guess hypocrisy runs high around here.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||I am beginning to believe||
I am beginning to believe that if Joe Paterno thing happened at Michigan, people here would have acted exactly like the folks at Blackshoesdiaries. The hypocrisy here is frightening.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||This is exactly the kind of||
This is exactly the kind of shady dealings that this board was vehemently against before. If you want to be a bunch of hypocrites, be my guest. I have enough integrity to call spade a spade. Winning is not everything and I do not care if anyone disagrees.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||This looks and smells||
This looks and smells terrible. I don't want Michigan to be Alabama. I don't want to win by cutting kids who don't pan out. I am beginning to regret getting Harbaugh.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you so much for your||
Thank you so much for your detailed post! I may take you up on your offer.
Thank you to EVERYONE who responded. You guys are really a great bunch of folks. I knew I would get thoughtful, informative posts and you did not disappoint me.
Just read through every response with my daughter and she thanks all of you as well.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks for the kind words.||
Thanks for the kind words. But I am lucky. My daughter has always been self-movitated and driven with not much more than average input from me or my wife. She was doing her math workbook by herself for an hour at a time when she was 6!
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I figured I have a good||
I figured I have a good chance of getting high quality feedback. This is not the kind of question I would ask on most boards that I visit. Michigan Difference!
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It is part of an accelerated||
It is part of an accelerated program that starts from elementary school. They finish all the prep courses by 9th grade and take IB programs during 10th and 11th grade. Almost all students in this program get their IB diploma by end of 11th grade. I know this is highly unusual. The school counselor said they get inquiries from univerisities all the time about whether or not the student made a mistake in listing their IB diploma in the application.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It is a full IB diploma||
It is a full IB diploma program and almost every kid in the program receives a diploma (and gets 35 points in average in doing so). What I am really worried about is whether or not she will have enough time for extracurricular activities outside the school due to time demands. Although her 12th grade will be a breeze since the diploma is obtained in 11th grade. She will have a lot of time in her senior year for extracurriculars.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||She wants to go to the IB||
She wants to go to the IB program because most of her friends are going there. We are leaving it to her, but we do want want her to understand what she is signing up for.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Very good stuff. Thank you.||
Very good stuff. Thank you.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks for responding. This||
Thanks for responding. This is exactly the kind of first person experience I was looking for.